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Bush Is About to Attack Iran: Paul Craig Roberts
What if Iran Suspends? A Western Dilemma: Parsi
And the Winner Is… by Nebojsa Malic
Another Dark Era Threatens Lebanon: Antoun Issa
Window Into Pre-War Planning: Gordon Prather

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Updated January 28, 2007 - 9:08 PM EST
US, Iraqi Forces Kill 250 in Najaf
  Sunday: 373 Iraqis, 5 GIs Killed; 166 Iraqis Injured; US Copter Shot Down
  Baghdad Braces Itself for US Surge
  Death Squad Chieftains Flee to Beat Baghdad Surge
  Turkey Warns of 'Very Big Civil War' in Kirkuk
GI Deaths Cap Iraq's Bloody Week
  Protests Focus on Opposing Troop Increase for Iraq
  US Plea to Britain: 'Don't Abandon Main Iraq Base'
Nuclear Plans in Chaos as Iran Leader Flounders
  Iranian Nuclear Official Denies Report on Centrifuges
  On Iran, Bush Confronts Echoes of Iraq
US Military: Afghan Leaders Steal Half of All Aid
  US Warns of Bloody Taliban Spring Fightback
Expanding the War to Iran: Another 'Urban Legend'?  by Leon Hadar
No Substitute for Free and Unfettered News Gathering  by Phil Donahue
Stop the Iran War Before It Starts
by Scott Ritter
The Overblown Terror Threat and Islamophobia  by Abukar Arman
Stop the Cannon Fodder  by Charley Reese
Another Dark Era Threatens Lebanon  by Antoun Issa
Window Into Pre-War Planning
by Gordon Prather
Our Mercenaries in Iraq  by Jeremy Scahill

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US Military
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US Army Probes War Contractor Fraud
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Navy Searches for Missing Crew of Helicopter
'War on Terror'
Islamic School Raided by Police Stays Open
UK Terror Searches 'To Be Scaled Back'
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ACLU Wants Access to Sealed Wiretap Filings
Taliban Warn of Summer Offensive
Afghanistan Can Repulse Taliban, Says US Ambassador
Afghanistan: NATO Begins Fund for Civilian War Victims
Fresh Canadian Troops Depart for Afghanistan
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Pelosi, US Congressional Delegation Meets President Musharraf in Pakistan
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Kashmir Leadership Supports Peace Process
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Chinese Colonel Sees Arms in Space
China Censorship Damaged Us, Google Founders Admit
Experts Debate North Korea's Future
Sri Lanka Navy Sinks Rebel Boats to Foil Port Attack
New Ethnic Violence in Nepal
Bangladesh Warns on New Media, Rally Rules
Cop Killed, School Torched in Thailand
Americans Keep Dying
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US Soldier in Germany Stabbed to Death in Her Barracks
US Medical Chief (CO) in Iraq Killed in Helicopter Crash
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Virginia National Guard Colonel Killed in Iraq
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Protests Against Iraq War
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People Speak Out in Capital
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Thousands March in Downtown Los Angeles in Anti-War Rally
Antiwar Protesters Rally in Downtown Austin
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Antiwar Rally in Madison, Wisconsin
San Diego Protests Coincides With National Protest
Local Protesters Denounce War in Louisville, Kentucky
Veterans Protest Iraq War in Downtown Portland
Small Protest in Champaign, Il
Locals Protest in Northbridge Massachusetts
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Saudi Arabia
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Horn of Africa
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Senegal Police Crush Opposition Election Protest
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Russian Denies Role in Ex-Spy's Death
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